SOCCER TEAM TRIPS

COSTA RICA

You have to experience it for yourself to truly understand Costa Rica's obsession with soccer. When their national team plays or top professional rivals match-up, the country shuts down as everyone tunes in. Recent successes in the World Cup on both the Men’s and Women’s sides have vaulted Costa Rica to one of the top international soccer destinations in the world!

Excursions

Excursions include zip-lining through the rain-forest, white-water rafting, relaxing in the natural hot springs at the base of Arenal Volcano and visiting world-class beaches on the Pacific Coast!

Service-Learning

Service-learning soccer clinics with local youth are an important part of any team’s trip to Costa Rica and include working with Special Olympics and local schools in San Jose.

Trip Details

Trip length can range from 6-10 days and include 2-4 games. We offer a number of different hotel packages for groups ranging from 3-star accommodations to 4 and 5-star resorts.

Silvia Betancourt

Soccer Director

Silvia played college soccer on a Division I scholarship at Liberty University in Virginia where she earned First Team All-Big South Honors. She was equally impressive in the classroom, earning her place on the Presidential Honor Roll 4 straight years. Silvia has represented her country on Costa Rica's National Soccer Team and serves as a resource to Costa Rican soccer prospects who hope to pursue scholarships in the US.

 

Prior to joining Beyond Sports in 2013, Silvia was a Program Director for Special Olympics of Costa Rica and continues to manage the Beyond Sports - Special Olympics partnership as well as the many schools and non-profit organizations where we hold our service-learning clinics.

 

SPAIN

Spain is synonymous with world class soccer with top La Liga clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid. It is no surprise that the country offers an amazing experience for foreign tours. You'll compete against club development teams and top university teams across the country.

Excursions

Foreign tours to Spain provide a unique blend of historical and cultural attractions, beautiful white-sand beaches, and the opportunity to visit world-renowned sites in several Spanish cities. Depending on your schedule, stadium tours and attending a La Liga match can be built into your trip!

Service-Learning

Soccer clinics with local youth available.

Trip Details

Our standard trips include 3 nights in Madrid, 2 nights on the coast in the port city of Valencia, and 3 nights in Barcelona. Spain is a great destination for customizing a trip based on the goals that you have for your team with nearly unlimited options available.

 

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa is our most unique destination offering a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience to explore one of the most fascinating countries in the world. South Africa left its mark on the global soccer community (and our ears ringing from vuvuzelas) by hosting the 2010 World Cup.

A full menu of bucket list excursion options include safaris, great white shark diving, hiking Table Mountain, and world class beaches. South Africa also offers some amazing cultural sites like the Robben Island tour where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned during the Apartheid Era.

Excursions

Service-Learning

Service-learning opportunities abound including working with our friends at Training4Changes and other sport-for-development soccer programs:

http://www.training4changes.org/

Trip Details

There are several different itineraries available for South Africa depending on your desired level of competition and preferred excursion activities. Our staff member, Kyler McClary, lived in South Africa for 2 years working for Peace Players and can talk you through your options.

 

ITALY

Soccer is far and away Italy's most popular sport and Italy's professional league is one of the most competitive in the world! You'll get a taste of the country's unique passion for the game while taking on exceptional competition known for highly tactical and defensive play.

Italy tours offer the opportunity to visit several cities with world famous sightseeing along the way. Visits to Rome and the Coliseum, Lake Como, Tuscany, Pisa, and more are sure to be popular among students as well as families joining the adventure.

Excursions

Service-Learning

Soccer clinics with local youth available.

Trip Details

Trip length can range from 9-12 days and several different itinerary combinations are available. We offer a number of different hotel packages for groups ranging from 3-star accommodations to 4 and 5 star hotels.

 

CONTACT US

Questions?

Please fill out the contact form below and a Beyond Sports staff member will get back to you as soon as possible!

USA Office
Beyond Sports
220 NW 8th Ave
Portland, OR 97209

info@beyondsportstours.com

Tel: 347-746-3814

 
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